Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Jay Z, Gorillaz, Ice Cube, Thundercat & More
The rapper was announced late Thursday night after the festival had already announced its lineup, with the event teasing Jay Z’s appearance through its official app by quoting Jay Z’s “Encore” with the lyrics, “Now, can I get an encore? Do you want more?”
— ACL Festival (@aclfestival) May 4, 2017
Jay Z’s appearance at Made In America will be happening before the one at ACL, with the former happening on September 2-3 at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The rapper and entrepreneur will be sharing headlining slots with J. Cole and The Chainsmokers, but the festival will also include performances from Solange, Migos, Run The Jewels, Little Dragon, Sampha, DMX and more.
The festival dates have led to people speculating that Jay Z has a new album on the way. Recently, longtime Jay Z collaborator Swizz Beatz teased the possibility of a new album from the rapper, posting an image of himself and Jay Z with the following caption on Instagram: “They don’t even know what’s about to happen. Album ModeZone.”